IBM ImagePlus Workstation Program Version 2 Release 1 for OS/2

June 25, 1996
Announcement Number: 296-218

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In Brief . . .

ImagePlus Workstation Program is the workstation component of the ImagePlus MVS/ESA and ImagePlus AS/400 imaging solutions. Key enhancements in Version 2 Release 1 are:

  • Data format additions, including TIFF, ASCII, Bitmaps, PPDS, and EBCDIC support

  • Easy-to-use, advanced document management supporting a range of object types including image, spreadsheets, and word-processing text

  • Management of multiple data types

  • Print enhancements

  • Simplified installation from a central location
For ordering, contact:
  Your IBM representative, an IBM Authorized
  Business Partner, or IBM DIRECT at
    800-IBM-CALL  Reference: SE010


With the ImagePlus(R) family, paper documents, photos, or drawings can be scanned or captured as electronic images, organized into folders, linked to business applications, routed through the work process and presented to users on demand.

As part of the ImagePlus family, the IBM ImagePlus Workstation Programs provide high-performance functions that allow you to capture, view, manipulate and print large volumes of documents efficiently.

IBM ImagePlus Workstation Program (IWPM) Version 2 Release 1 for OS/2(R) is the client component of the ImagePlus Workfolder Application Facility for OS/400(R) (WAF) and ImagePlus Folder Application Facility for MVS/ESA(TM) (FAF) solutions. IWPM provides enhanced display, print, data format and document manipulation support. Version 2 Release 1 also provides a similar end-user interface and content class support to the ImagePlus VisualInfo(TM) Version 2.1 viewer.

This 32-bit OS/2 Program Manager application now includes:

  • Data Format -- adds TIFF, ASCII, bitmaps, PPDS and EBCDIC support. Also because of the addition of word processing and spreadsheet support, IWPM Version 2 Release 1 for OS/2 converts the data to MO:DCA(TM) format for displaying and printing.

  • Print enhancements -- provide the support of the IBM Laserprinter 4039 PCL, general PM printer driver support and IBM Print Services Facility(TM) for OS/2 print server support.

  • Document manipulation -- has upgraded support for notes and highlights, the addition of page cropping, OS/2 clip board and magnifying lens support, and the ability to store rotated pages.

  • A CID-enabled install -- allows for easy installation of IWPM Version 2 Release 1 for OS/2 from a single server.

  • Sort support

  • 24-bit color display support
Intended Customers: ImagePlus Workstation Program Version 2 Release 1 for OS/2 should be marketed to all customers requiring an image solution on the AS/400(R) mid-range and MVS/ESA mainframe systems.

Key Prerequisites: IWPM Verision 2 Release 1 operates with the OS/2 operating system.

Planned Availability Date: June 28, 1996

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IWPM Version 2 Release 1 for OS/2 includes image processing services, including display, print, capture, and annotation of color, grey and bi-level images. Both MODCA and TIFF data object formats are supported with an open interface to define other data object types. Bitmaps, text, and image text overlays are also supported.

Remote printing is supported through OS/2 redirection services provided by IBM LAN Server or IBM Print Service Facility for OS/2. To efficiently manage the size of image files and to improve LAN performance, image processing services provides workstation memory management (working set) services and software color and bi-level image compression/decompression support. All image processing services are available to OS/2 applications through the ImagePlus VisualInfo Common Application Programming Interfaces (CAPIs), thus enabling customers and business partners to create customized end-user applications.

The IBM ImagePlus Workstation Program for OS/2 Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) provides the communication interface to the host or server application. IWPM for OS/2, used with the ImagePlus WAF and FAF solutions, provide workflow and folder management solutions. The document processing, file cabinet and work management functions allow users to index and store documents; retrieve, delete, and update documents; create and look at the content of folders; create and search file cabinets; and create cases and workbaskets. Work management also provides functions to manage workbaskets and workflow.

A selection of scanners (SCSI-attached) and printers will be supported with an open interface defined for attachment of additional scanners and printers effective September 27, 1996. A refresh of the IWPM Version 2 Release 1 for OS/2 will be distributed to all customers at availability in September.

Key Customer Features:

  • The ability to import and export documents that enables the conversion of image and text documents to and from other data formats.

  • The ability to use the OS/2 multitasking that allows applications to run concurrently.

  • The ability to perform page caching. Page caching allows decompressed pages to be temporarily stored in memory. The cached pages can then be quickly displayed.

  • The ability to create mask and notes and highlights on a document. Authorized users can look at the data under the mask and can store a document containing masks to the host.

  • The ability to customize the end-user selection to the task the end user will perform using configuration program.

  • The ability to provide enhanced capture processing through it's application program interface with ImagePlus Capture Facility for OS/2 and ImagePlus Intelligent Forms Facility for OS/2, available September 27, 1996.
Asset Protection

Several forms of asset protection are provided:

  • Data Formats -- A variety of international, industry, and vendor standard image formats are supported natively by IWPM for OS/2. Some of the key architectures include TIFF and MO:DCA, while a variety of compression algorithms are supported including CCITT Group 3, CCITT Group 4, ABIC and JPEG. Support for additional data streams can be added with complementary products.

  • Peripherals -- Published hardware interfaces are provided which facilitate the attachment of a wide range of IBM and OEM peripherals including scanners, optical drives, and printers using dedicated drivers. Additional attachment support is available from other vendors such as Kodak, Kofax, and Fujitsu.

  • Client processors -- The IWPM for OS/2 software can run on any machine that supports standard OS/2 Version 3.

  • Monitors -- Any Presentation Manager(R) display with VGA resolution or above is supported.

  • Printers -- Any all points addressable (APA) color or bilevel Presentation Manager (PM) printer is supported.

  • LAN Environment -- A variety of LAN environments are supported including Token Ring and Ethernet. The open architecture enables integrated solutions, addition of new device support, and preservation of existing investments.
Integration and Flexibility: Desktop applications such as spreadsheet and word processing products can be integrated across the enterprise. The data generated by these desktop, convenience products can now be made available throughout the enterprise via the host. The security and integrity of the data is managed by the host application.

The general PM print driver provided with IWPM for OS/2 can also be used to provide a facsimile solution for outgoing Faxes. Since most OS/2 personal Fax software products configure the Fax adapter as a PM printer, the IWPM for OS/2 user would select the Fax adapter when performing an image print operation. The Fax software would then prompt for user for destination information, if required.

The advantages of integrating image technology within a current business environment have become generally accepted. IWPM for OS/2 extends these advantages by supporting not only image formats, but also a full range of document types, including spreadsheet, audio, video and word processing text.

IWPM for OS/2 has three support levels for data objects: native, user exit, or associated. Native support indicates that the client can capture, store, display, print, or manipulate the object. User exits provide a means of converting non-natively supported architectures into natively supported architectures. Associated support provides a means for handling any object that is not supported through a user exit or natively. In this case, the object is passed to the correct application for management. Using one of these three forms, any object can be supported by IWPM for OS/2.

The native data stream support provides read or both read and create support for many formats. The native support includes:

READ AND CREATE               READ
MO:DCA-P IS2                  MO:DCA-P IS1
MO DCA-P Resources            MO DCA
IOCA FS11                     IOCA FS10
PTOCA  PT1                    IOCA (IRM)
ASCII                         TIFF 6 page
TIFF 6                        TIFF 5
TIFF-FAX Standard             TIFF 5 page
TIFF-FAX Fine                 TIFF (IRM)
TIFF Single Strip             TIFF (IP/2)
OS/2 V2.x Bitmap              OS/2 V1.2 Bitmap
                              OS/2 V1.3 Bitmap
                              PPDS Level 3

Support for conversions between most of these native data stream formats is also provided.

IWPM for OS/2 can read and create uncompressed data in the data stream formats listed above. Also, native support for read or both reading and creating the following compression formats is provided:

READ AND CREATE               READ
CCITT Group 4 (G4)            Adaptive Bi-level Image
CCITT Group 3 (G3)            Compression (ABIC)
IBM Modified Read (MMR)       Concatenated ABIC
JPEG (non-hierarchical)       JPEG (non-hierarchical)
 X'C0', X'C9',                X'C1' and X'C2'
 and X'CA'
Group 4 MMR
Group 3 Modified Huffman 1-D
Group 3 Modified Huffman 2-D
RLE4 (4-bit color)
RLE8 (8-bit color)
RLE24 (24-bit color)

Support for large paper sizes, including E and A0, is also provided and the data can be stored in multiple formats.

IWPM Version 2 Release 1 for OS/2 is the client component of Workfolder Application Facility (WAF) for OS/400 and the ImagePlus MVS/ESA Folder Application Facility (FAF) and Object Distribution Manager (ODM) solutions.

IWPM provides image services, including image capture, print, modify, import/export, and display.


The appropriate curriculum will be updated, as necessary, to include the enhancements in this announcement.

Details of the education support will be provided by product availability through separate Education Announcements.

Call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for education catalogs, schedules and enrollments.


Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements: The following is a list of the minimum hardware items required to run ImagePlus Workstation Program For some of the items, additional information is included.

  • 33 Mhz 80486 DX processor (for improved performance, use a faster 80486 processor or a Pentium processor)

  • 16 megabytes of random access memory (RAM) (for improved performance, add more memory)

  • 50 megabytes of free space on the hard disk drive specified in the SWAPPATH command in the CONFIG.SYS

  • 20 megabytes of free space on the target drive to install the IWPM Version 2 for OS/2 software and to copy the configuration files

  • An XGA(R) IBM display, or any monitor that is in compliance with the IBM Presentation Manager

    You can use any fully compliant Presentation Manager monitor and adapter that uses one of the following gray or color palettes:

    • XGA
    • XGA-2
    • Type 8514/A
    • Any uniform 4-bit or 8-bit gray palette
    • Any uniform 4-bit or 8-bit color palette
    • Any uniform 24-bit color palette
    VGA monitors can be used with this product, but are not recommended because of their poorer readability.

  • A 4-megabit and 16-megabit token-ring adapter

    Network connectivity is made by using Advanced Peer-to-Peer Networking(R) APPN(R) and the Advanced Program-to-Program Communication (APPC) services provided by Communications Manager/2.

Software Requirements: For IWPM Version 2 Release 1 for OS/2, one of the following host products are required:
  • ImagePlus Workfolder Application Facility for OS/400

  • ImagePlus Folder Application Facility for MVS/ESA
| Component  |       Minimum       |       Recommended      |
|IWPM V2     | OS/2 2.11           | OS/2 V3.0 (Warp)       |
| for OS/2   |---------------------+------------------------|
|            |-OS/2 Communications |-Communications Manager |
|            | Manager/2 2.11      | Manager/2 1.11         |
|            | (APARS JR08066 &    | (APARS JR08066 and     |
|            | JR08229 required)   | CM2AP111 fix package)  |
|WAF for     |-WAF V3.1 for OS/400 |-WAF V3.1 for OS/400    |
| OS/400     |-PC Support/400 V2.4 |-Client Access/400 V3.11|
|FAF for     |-FAF MVS/ESA V2.2    |-FAF MVS(R)/ESA V2.2    |
| MVS/ESA    |-IODM V2.2 or IODM/2 |-IODM V2.2 or IODM V1.1 |
|            |  V1.1               |                        |
|ImagePlus   |ICPF V1.1            | ICPF V1.2              |
| Capture    |                     |                        |
| Facility/2 |                     |                        |
|ImagePlus   |IPFO V1.2            | IPFO V1.2              |
| Intelligent|                     |                        |
| Forms/2    |                     |                        |

Compatibility: Non-MO:DCA documents created on IWPM Version 2 Release 1 for OS/2 will not be able to be printed or displayed with IWPM Version 1, including IWPM/DFW.

Planning Information

Installability: For migration aid, refer to the Installation and User's Guide.

Packaging: IWPM Version 2 Release 1 for OS/2 is shipped on 3 1/2-inch diskettes. Users requiring scan function should continue to order IWPM/2 Version 1 (5621-047) until IWPM Version 2 for OS/2 scan function is available on September 27, 1996.

Security, Auditability, and Control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the host software.

User management is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.


New Licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now. Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Orders that ship prior to the planned availability will receive ImagePlus Workstation Program for OS/2 Version 1. Orders that ship after the planned availability date will receive IWPM Version 2 Release 1 for OS/2.

New users of IWPM Version 2 Release 1 should specify:

          Type        Model

5622 969

Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify feature number 1200 for a one-time charge. Specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium shown below.

Program Upgrade

To upgrade from IWPM/2 Version 1 for OS/2 (5621-047, with features 4027, 4028, 4029, 4177) to IWPM Version 2 Release 1 for OS/2 (5622-969), specify feature number 1201 for a basic license of the new version. To upgrade from an additional license of Version 1 (5874-BBB, 83F6663) to Version 2, specify order type 5804-AAR (part number 84H2556) and feature 0603.

If Version 1 is a DSLO license and the customer wishes to upgrade to a Version 2 Release 1 basic license, Version 1 must be converted from a DSLO license to a basic license first.

IWPM/2 Version 1 To IWPM Version 2 Release 1 for OS/2

               Basic        License          Additional
Product        Feature      One-Time          One-Time
Number         Number       Charge             Charge

5622-969 1201 1201 5804-AAR 0603 0603

Basic Machine-Readable Material: To order, select the feature number of the desired distribution medium:

Environment          Number        Distribution Medium

OS/2 5805 3 1/2-inch diskettes

Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature number(s) to customize your order to specify the delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, and for future updates, specify feature numbers 3470 to ship media only, and 3480 to ship media updates only. In the future if publication updates were required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480, and the publications will ship with the next release for the program.

Description                                         Number

Initial Shipments

Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment of media and documentation) 3444

Ship Media Only (suppresses initial shipment of documentation) 3470

Ship Documentation Only (suppresses initial shipment of media) 3471

Update Shipments

Ship Media Updates Only (suppresses update shipment of documentation) 3480

Ship Documentation Only (suppresses update shipment of media) 3481

Suppress Updates (suppresses update shipment of media and documentation) 3482

Expedite Shipments

Local IBM Office Expedite (for IBM use only) 3445

Customer Expedite Process Charge ($30 charge for each product) 3446

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Manufacturing Solutions (SMS) receives the order. SMS will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

DSLO License: To order a DSLO license, specify the program number and feature number 9580 for a one-time charge.

Ordering a DSLO feature will result in IBM maintaining a record of this customer location as a DSLO user only. All material for the DSLO license must be ordered by the basic licensee. If a user selects DSLO, no other feature numbers are valid for this order and no program materials or updates will be shipped.

Unlicensed Documentation: A memo and one copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

Title                                             Number

ImagePlus Workstation Program GC34-3092 for OS/2 Installation and (English) User's Guide

ImagePlus Workstation Program GC34-3091 for OS/2 License Specification (English)

The following optional publications will be available for a fee after product availability as listed below:

                              Order           Availability
Title                         Number          Date

ImagePlus Workstation SC34-3093 September 27, 1996 Program for OS/2 (English) Programmer's Guide

VisualInfo Application SC31-9062 June 28, 1996 Programming Reference (English) Volume 3: Image Services Interface

Additional copies of unlicensed publications will be available for a fee after product availability. These copies may be ordered from your IBM representative, through the System Library Subscription Service (SLSS) or by direct order.

Displayable Softcopy Publications: IBM provides documentation in softcopy on a separate CD-ROM. The IBM ImagePlus Collection Kit CD-ROM (SK2T-2131) contains books, bookshelves, and book search indexes for selected IBM ImagePlus products. Books available on the CD-ROM include product libraries for the ImagePlus for MVS/ESA solution, the ImagePlus for OS/400 solution, and the ImagePlus VisualInfo solution. IBM ImagePlus Workstation Program Version 2.1 for OS/2 will be updated on the Collection Kit during the fourth quarter of 1996. Copies of the IBM ImagePlus Collection Kit CD-ROM are available for a fee using:

  1. PUBORDER: One-time charge with no updates
  2. SLSS: Each update will be billed when shipped for the duration of the subscription.
  3. The IBM Online Books Library Offering, program number 5636-PUB, feature numbers:
    • 2021: CD-ROM annual publication charge
    • 5021: CD-ROM media
These displayable manuals can be used with the BookManager(R) READ licensed programs in any of the supported environments. Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.

The following publications will be available after general availability of the national language versions.

Title                              Number              Language

ImagePlus Workstation GC13-2625 Italian Program for OS/2 GC17-1161 Brazilian Installation and K/GC34-3092 Portugese User's Guide GC88-7647 Korean Japanese

ImagePlus Workstation GC13-2624 Italian Program for OS/2 License GC17-1162 Brazilian Specification K/GC34-3091 Portugese Korean

ImagePlus Workstation SC88-7648 Japanese Program for OS/2 Programmer's Guide


Licensing: The program in this announcement is licensed under the terms of the IBM Customer Agreement.

Variable Charges Apply: No

Installation License or Location License Applies: No. A separate license is required for each machine on which the licensed program materials will be used.

Educational Allowance: A reduced charge is available to qualified education customers. The educational allowance may not be added to any other discount or allowance.

Volume Discount: Not applicable

Warranted: Yes

Licensed Program Materials Availability

Restricted Materials: No. -- This licensed program will be available without source licensed program materials. It will be available in object code.

Testing Period: None

DSLO -- Not applicable

Program Services: Central Service, including the IBM Support Center will be available until discontinued by IBM upon six months' written notice.

Program services for DSLO licenses will be provided only through the customer location designated for the basic license.


                                    Basic       License
            Basic       DSLO        Program     Program
            One-Time    One-Time    Upgrade     Upgrade
Description Charge      Charge      Charge      Charge

IBM ImagePlu$695 $612 $139 Workstation Program Version 2 Release 1 for OS/2 (5622-969)

Additional License $122 Program (5804-AAR)

Support Line availability for IWPM Version 2 Release 1 for OS/2 is supported under the host software Support Line, Personal Software Products Line or Family of Family Support contracts.

One-Time Charge: Customers who pay a one-time charge for a licensed program receive enhancements and future releases, if any, at no additional charge. Significant new function may be offered as an optional feature and charged for separately. If a replacement program is announced and the customer elects to license the replacement program for a one-time charge and replace the prior program, an upgrade charge may apply.

Program Upgrade Charge: Program upgrade charges will apply for upgrades from ImagePlus Workstation Program Version 1 for OS/2 (5621-047) to ImagePlus Workstation Program Version 2 for OS/2 (5622-969).

The program upgrade charge applies to orders for the replacement program when it replaces a prior program that was obtained for a one-time charge and is discontinued upon installation of the new version. If the prior program is not discontinued, the full one-time charge applies to the replacement program.

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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